If you would like to transfer a domain name from one company to another, you’ll have to pass through a couple of safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present domain name registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email address and nobody else can get it. You’ll need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they won’t be able to begin the domain transfer procedure. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may include numbers or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy/paste the right code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset regularly. Some domain registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, an Auth key or a domain password as well.